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Oklahoma City in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

First Oklahoma State Flag

Thirteenth flag to fly over Oklahoma

 
 
First Oklahoma State Flag Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
1. First Oklahoma State Flag Marker
Inscription.  The first Oklahoma state flag was adopted in 1911. The flag featured a five-point white star outlined in blue against a red field. The number 46 was written in blue in the middle of the white star, indicating that Oklahoma was the 46th state in the Union. Because red symbolized a quarantine and later resembled the Communist flag, this particular flag only briefly represented the state. A statewide design competition for a new Oklahoma flag was organized in 1924 by the Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Erected by OGE Energy Corp.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. A significant historical year for this entry is 1911.
 
Location. 35° 29.673′ N, 97° 29.886′ W. Marker is in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in Oklahoma County. Marker is on Nazih Zuhdi Drive east of North Phillips Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Marker is on the grounds of the Oklahoma History Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr, Oklahoma City OK 73105, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First National Flag of the Confederacy (here, next to this marker); Current Oklahoma State Flag
First Oklahoma State Flag Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
2. First Oklahoma State Flag Marker
Marker is the middle of the three
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(here, next to this marker); Choctaw Nation Flag (a few steps from this marker); Second Flag of the Republic of Texas (a few steps from this marker); First Flag of the Republic of Texas (a few steps from this marker); Flag of the Republic of Mexico (within shouting distance of this marker); Devon Oil and Gas Exploration Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Third National United States Flag (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oklahoma City.
 
More about this marker. Marker (and flag) are part of the exterior exhibit, "14 Flags Over Oklahoma", which was sponsored by OGE (Oklahoma Gas & Electric) Energy Corp. This is the thirteenth in chronological order.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 5, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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